VOL. 130 | NO. 82 | Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. posted first-quarter earnings of $28 million, the company reported Tuesday, April 28.
Ioby boosts funds to help Memphis grassroots initiatives
When ioby, a crowd-funding platform for stimulating community change, partnered with Livable Memphis to launch its “discover ioby” initiative in February, it expected to provide $50,000 in matching funds to about 20 solid projects.
Five contenders in the mayor’s race offered contrasting views of the city’s direction Monday, April 27, in a forum at the Tennessee Brewery sponsored by The Commercial Appeal.
Shelby County Commissioners have created their own two-month summer jobs program for 65 teenagers and college-aged adults and voted Monday, April 27, to fund it over two summers with $169,127 from the commission’s contingency fund.
Kroger Co., buoyed by the Crosstown Concourse development and increased investment in Midtown as a whole, has purchased properties associated with the long-dormant Washington Bottoms project at Poplar Avenue and Cleveland Street.
With Bass Pro Shops formally opening this week, the next big project on City Hall’s drawing board is a remake of Foote Homes.
Part of the motivation behind the extensive renovation of the Outpatient Diagnostic and Mammography Center at Methodist North Hospital, which has been in the planning stage for some two years, is an understanding of how patients might feel intimidated by some of the tests performed there.
Shelby County Schools has partnered with an education reform group focused on challenges and trends in educating African-American boys and young men.
Ruby Bright has a dream that after 20 successful years, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis ceases to exist.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
1115 E. Getwell Loop, Memphis, TN 38111, Permit Amount: $1 million -
A Memphis investor has acquired a Memphis Medical Center apartment building for $6.4 million.
Part one of a two-part series. Recent columns have focused on questions for employers to ask prospective fundraising employees and questions for interviewees to ask their interviewers. Our goal: to help all parties understand the critical role of fundraising professionals and what it takes for them to be successful.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A report released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows the number of reported murders across the state increased by nearly 10 percent last year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam is continuing to promote his free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State lawmakers concluded the legislative session without an agreement on how they would go about exerting their newfound power to reject gubernatorial nominations to fill judicial vacancies.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Chicago bankruptcy judge has blessed plans to dismantle the former casino at the shuttered Harrah's complex in Mississippi's Tunica County.
ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.
WASHINGTON (AP) – For 6½ years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero, and for nearly that long the financial world has speculated about when the Fed will start raising it.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm.